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I skogen - Nordic Songs

Composer Hugo Alfvén
Edvard Grieg
Jean Sibelius
Wilhelm Stenhammar
Performer Paul Rivinius
Camilla Tilling
Period Romantic
Catalogue Number BIS-2154 SACD
EAN 7318599921549
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Jul 2015
Total time 66'21


Known to opera audiences world-wide for her portrayals of, among other characters, Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Camilla Tilling is also a dedicated recitalist. On two previous BIS releases, the Swedish soprano and her musical partner Paul Rivinius have interpreted Strauss as well as Schubert, to critical acclaim: 'Tilling takes her place among the leading Strauss sopranos of the day' (Sunday Times); 'a Schubert recital of rare pedigree' (Gramophone). On her present offering she turns northwards, to familiar territory, interpreting songs by Grieg, Sibelius and Wilhelm Stenhammar. The disc takes its title from an early song by Stenhammar, I skogen (In the forest), and many of the selected songs are either played out in or depict natural settings, in a manner we are familiar with from Nordic composers. Stenhammar's contributions are all settings of poems in Swedish, but even though Sibelius and Grieg are represented mainly with settings of German texts – with the notable exceptions of Grieg's emblematic En Svane (A Swan) and Sibelius's Norden (The North) and Skogsrået (The Wood-Nymph) – a tendency to give nature a musical leading role is evident. The programme closes with a single song by Hugo Alfvén – Skogen sover (The forest sleeps) – which illustrates this perfectly: as the forest goes to rest in the white night of a Nordic June, her lover (the poet? the composer?) keeps watch over her.
 
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  Jean Sibelius
01 Norden, Op.90 No.1 2'34
 
  Six Songs, Op.50 13'58
02 1. Lenzgesang 2'34
03 2. Sehnsucht 2'14
04 3. Im Feld ein Mädchen singt 3'02
05 4. Aus banger Brust 2'12
06 5. Die stille Stadt 2'15
07 6. Rosenlied 1'41
 
08 Skogsrået, JS171 7'01
 
 
  Edvard Grieg
  Six Songs, Op.48 14'02
09 1. Gruß 1'07
10 2. Dereinst, Gedanke mein 3'01
11 3. Lauf der Welt 1'37
12 4. Die verschwiegende Nachtigall 3'23
13 5. Zur Rosenzeit 2'37
14 6. Ein Traum 2'17
 
 
  Wilhelm Stenhammar
15 En svane, Op.25 No.2 2'26
 
  from Sånger och visor
16 I skogen 2'23
 
  from Visor och stämningar, Op.26 13'52
17 1. Vandraren 1'49
18 2. Nattyxne 5'55
19 5. Det far ett skepp 1'25
20 4. Jungfru Blond och jungfru Brunett 4'43
 
21 Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte, Op.4 No.1 4'58
 
 
  Hugo Alfvén
22 Skogen sover, Op.28 No.7 2'49
 
  Album total 66'21
ComposerAlfvén, Hugo
Grieg, Edvard
Sibelius, Jean
Stenhammar, Wilhelm
PianoRivinius, Paul
SopranoTilling, Camilla

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